Source: Faces of America: "A Colony of Aliens"
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A Colony of Aliens Transcript (Document)
Narration: For a nation formed by immigrants, we’ve not always greeted new arrivals with open arms.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Would you please read what Benjamin Franklin, had to say?
Stephen Colbert: Why would Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to “Germanize” us instead of us “Anglifying” them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion.
Gates: Our complexion.
Colbert: I don’t know why they didn’t build a border wall around Pennsylvania to keep the, to keep the German hombres out.
Gates: I mean, any more than they can acquire our complexion?
Colbert: I assume he’s saying that the Germans are too pale for him.
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